On the day after Northern Illinois University remembered five students who were gunned down on its campus eleven years ago, another senseless act of violence struck the community.
According to a release by NIU President, Lisa Freeman, one of the victims of Friday’s shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL was a current NIU student and another was a 2014 graduate.
Following is the text of Dr. Freeman’s message:
“It is with deep sadness that I write today to share that NIU student Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clay Parks were killed yesterday afternoon in the workplace shooting at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, IL. Trevor was from Sheridan, IL, and expected to graduate in May with a degree in Human Resource Management. Friday was his first day as an intern at Henry Pratt. Clay was a 2014 graduate of the College of Business and worked as a human resources manager.
“Loss like this is devastating and senseless. I ask our university community to please keep the Wehner and Parks families, friends and communities in your hearts and offer them caring thoughts.
“It’s important that we also support one another during this time of grief and sadness. Please know that there are a variety of resources available to you. Students seeking support can contact Counseling and Consultation Services 24-hours a day at (815) 753-1206.
“Our Division of Students Affairs staff is also available to provide assistance and support services. For faculty and staff, NIU offers support though our Employee Assistance Program.
“NIU will provide an update with memorial information once available. Please do not hesitate to reach out for support or assistance if you need it.”
Dr. Lisa Freeman
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So very sad for this worthless display of aggression…my heart goes out to their families
Prayers for all familiesðâ¤
This is why I’m not going to fight my daughter to go to college any more this also why the enrollment here is low also.ð
This recent event did not occur on a college campus. Overall, college campuses are pretty safe places.
My prayers go out to all involved. What sent less killing.
Prayers for him and his familyððð¢
NIU had their own senseless shooting. I just keep shaking my head. ð©
So sad, a young man just starting his life
Prayers for all!
Ryan Elwood Bjorn Jeff Bjorn Richard Montgomery
Please share with your NIU friends….
My heart hurts for all involved
Too, too tragic! Gone too soon and not able to live out his dreams. ð Prayers for family & friends.
God give you comfort.ð¢
Thoughts and prayers to their families. So heartbreaking. Why is everyone so damn angry all the time to do this to innocent people.
Heart breaking. Despicable!
This is so sadðªðªðª
Sharon Smith, is this your young man?
Angel Mendez omggg
My heart breaks, once again, for the victims of this senseless violence. When will we stop this national nightmare?
Jan Knudsen of all senseless violence…
Prayers, condolences, whatever. These things to do not change the fact that innocent people are being gunned done daily, DAILY!!!! This situation is abhorrent and should not be tolerated by ANYONE.
This is just just sooo sad…sooo bothersome to me every day since it happened…me and many many others. So hard to accept…just try to cope. RIP TO ALL WHO PASSED! ð¢ð¢